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Charitable Giving

 

Signs of the times.

(Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Bishops Cannings, Devizes, Wiltshire, England)

 

 

 

Charitable Giving

 

Signs of the times.

(Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Bishops Cannings, Devizes, Wiltshire, England)

 

 

 

comments (26)

They ought to take up a collection for a new collection box...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Larry!
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 7 Sep 2015, 02:01
Fort Knox!
Ginnie Hart: Definitely, Ray. smile
A hodge podge of things... and a sad statement - unfortunate isn't it? Nice find, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It IS sad, Elizabeth, but what is the alternative?
Quite sad, isn't it Ginnie? Well spotted and captured!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, very sad, Richard, but I don't know what the alternative is?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Sep 2015, 05:58
Oh, we continentals need always an adapter to use these electrical plugs. I don't understand your picture, sorry.
Ginnie Hart: The electrical plugs are definitely part of this image, Philine.....
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Sep 2015, 06:21
Oh, I have understood - very sad!
Ginnie Hart: I knew you'd get it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Sep 2015, 06:26
Poor Church! Yes, the churches in England (and otherwhere) are often very poor - but rich of precious things and full of spirit.
Ginnie Hart: Very well said, Philine.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 7 Sep 2015, 06:35
An ugly detail in what is a beautiful church - I have seen offertory boxes levered out from the wall, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's veryy sad, Lisl, but I don't know what the alternative would be?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2015, 06:37
Very much so Ginnie, unfortunately..
Ginnie Hart: But what is the alternative?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Sep 2015, 07:53
A very sad thing, Ginnie. In a church of all places. Nothing is sacred anymore. People should know the difference between 'mine and thine'....
Wonderful composition.
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true. It really I the sign of the times, I think. (sigh) Bedankt, MLMA.
I like the aesthetics of this Ginnie. I also note the need for two padlocks.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. If the same key opens both, it does seem redundant, yes?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2015, 09:03
A sad reflection of life, I'm afraid. I expect without the locks, the money would be taken by those with less need for it.
Ginnie Hart: (sigh)
He he... Devizes ain't that bad. There's no need to have double padlocks. wink
Ginnie Hart: It would be nice if you were right, LC?!
Ah but free electricity.
Ginnie Hart: Something to be said for that, Martin!
Really very curious to see these padlocks in front of a church. Never seen previously
Ginnie Hart: I guess if they leave these parish churches open during the week, Marie, they have to "pay attention?"
Sad but true. Short of connecting it to the mains this is probably all they can do
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm sure, Bill. I do like the fact that these parish churches are kept open for people like me who want to see them, so I do NOT complain at all!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Sep 2015, 12:17
That electricity contact point is quite close - the person making the offer should be sober.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Louis. Another reason to not mess with them!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2015, 15:27
Well seen, what a shame things have to be like this
Ginnie Hart: I know, Anne. But it is as it is. (sigh)
excellente prise!!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP.
Very observant Ginnie... I remember with sadness years ago when churches started to lock their front doors too except on Sunday mornings.
Ginnie Hart: That's one thing I can say for this, Jacquelyn, that at least the church was open during the week for us to visit inside!
Indeed - sad times!
Ginnie Hart: But at least the church was open!
the two locks dominate this image, Ginnie. are those rust streaks (looking like tears almost)?
Ginnie Hart: Good observation about what looks like tears, Ayush!
Maybe they are collecting to pay the electricity bill.
Ginnie Hart: By the looks of it, Michael, yes!
yeah no charitable giving to homeless people that might stop by and steal it lol... kind of striking, that picture... a little bit heart breaking.
Ginnie Hart: But I was glad the church was open during the week, which is kinda like the other side of the coin?
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2015, 00:20
I am a little worried about the dampness around the power socket!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Cherry. sad
So well spotted!! So true...just like we experienced in the parks in Oregon...sad actually.
Ginnie Hart: It IS sad, Robin, but at least the church was open, which isn't the case of most churches in America!

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